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A Colourful Past, Beechworth VIC

Beechworth Gaol, Beechworth Victoria, Australia

With the discovery of gold in February 1852, miners in their thousands descended upon Mayday Hills in search of their fortunes and a better life. By the mid 1860s, this once quiet grazing country was now the bustling government town of Beechworth, boasting a modern infrastructure including hospital, telegraph station, court house and gaol. Hosting a list of infamous figures including Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen and Harry Power the 'gentleman bushranger', Beechworth Gaol holds a special place in Australian folk lore. Now decommissioned, the towering sandstone walls serve as a lingering reminder of a harsher, more colourful time now fading into the twilight of history.

Product ID : CM61793 / Edition Size : 300

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